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SLIDESHOW: Event marks 150th anniversary of famous ride


TAZEWELL (WVVA) - An event in Tazewell County marked the 150th anniversary of a historic ride.

Molly Tynes lived with her parents near present-day Tazewell during the Civil War. She is known for taking a 40-mile ride overnight that helped save a vital supply link for Confederate troops in Wytheville.

The event began Thursday afternoon with an historic portrayal of Tynes by Mindy Bloome and presentation of Confederate flags at Fallen Rock Riding Academy.

At 4 p.m., a group of 21 accompanied Bloome -- as Tynes -- on a horseback trail ride which covered part of her famous route.

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